October 28, 2020

Latest trends show spread of coronavirus getting worse in Mississippi

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus appears to grow faster across Mississippi based on the latest numbers released from the state health department.

On Saturday, the state reported 751 new cases, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 110,006. Of those cases, the state believes approximately 94,000 have recovered.

The spike in cases over the last several days indicates the virus is spreading at a more rapid pace after the state’s mask mandate expired at the beginning of October.

In the last 14 days more than 9,800 new cases have been identified. It’s been since September 1 when Mississippi saw any 14-day period with more cases.

The state reported 10 new deaths Saturday. Of those deaths, all occurred between October 7 and October 15. A total of 3,171 people have died from the virus.

The state’s 7-day and 14-day, daily averages for new COVID-19 cases saw large increases with Saturday’s high number of daily cases.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped slightly to 767 with Saturday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average rose to 703 cases per day, the highest number seen since September 1.

Totals of all reported COVID-19 cases for 2020, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The data provided below is the most current available.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 1040 42 59 13
Alcorn 944 12 18 2
Amite 415 13 15 2
Attala 763 25 90 20
Benton 300 4 14 0
Bolivar 1977 75 217 30
Calhoun 609 12 25 4
Carroll 458 12 45 9
Chickasaw 817 24 44 13
Choctaw 203 6 1 0
Claiborne 530 16 43 9
Clarke 709 48 93 25
Clay 666 21 19 3
Coahoma 1228 36 87 6
Copiah 1333 36 71 7
Covington 908 25 35 10
De Soto 6551 77 80 16
Forrest 2927 77 176 41
Franklin 228 3 4 1
George 932 17 36 6
Greene 447 17 40 6
Grenada 1196 37 113 20
Hancock 765 27 41 6
Harrison 4784 81 255 32
Hinds 7731 171 461 74
Holmes 1130 60 101 20
Humphreys 399 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 1087 24 87 17
Jackson 4291 78 87 8
Jasper 660 16 1 0
Jefferson 262 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 393 11 5 1
Jones 2816 82 183 37
Kemper 316 15 41 9
Lafayette 2413 42 123 28
Lamar 2120 38 40 11
Lauderdale 2329 130 261 74
Lawrence 489 14 26 2
Leake 1118 39 35 5
Lee 3392 79 180 37
Leflore 1587 86 193 47
Lincoln 1339 54 158 32
Lowndes 1736 62 98 33
Madison 3710 92 238 45
Marion 926 42 92 14
Marshall 1300 26 44 10
Monroe 1436 72 170 52
Montgomery 527 23 52 9
Neshoba 1795 111 130 39
Newton 842 27 39 9
Noxubee 595 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1941 54 193 31
Panola 1647 36 43 6
Pearl River 1074 56 93 22
Perry 475 22 20 7
Pike 1355 55 97 27
Pontotoc 1430 19 16 2
Prentiss 1009 19 48 3
Quitman 409 6 0 0
Rankin 3800 86 173 23
Scott 1227 29 21 3
Sharkey 277 14 43 8
Simpson 1176 48 117 19
Smith 577 16 54 8
Stone 446 14 55 9
Sunflower 1567 49 82 14
Tallahatchie 817 25 29 7
Tate 1123 39 51 13
Tippah 848 20 56 0
Tishomingo 786 40 96 26
Tunica 518 17 15 2
Union 1138 25 45 11
Walthall 634 27 67 13
Warren 1518 54 119 25
Washington 2506 97 159 38
Wayne 979 21 59 10
Webster 363 13 52 11
Wilkinson 329 20 20 5
Winston 814 21 42 11
Yalobusha 479 14 36 7
Yazoo 1169 33 82 12
Total 110,006 3,171 6,503 1,280